Nielsen joins Williams in sporting manager role

Williams has announced the appointment of former Scuderia Toro Rosso man Steve Nielsen as its new sporting manager, filling in another pieces in the puzzle as the team’s rebuilding process continues.

Nielsen, whose last day with the Italian team was on Friday, has previously worked for Tyrrell, Benetton/Renault, and Arrows. He is well known to Williams technical boss Pat Symonds.

“In this role I will be able to help ensure that our operations at the race track are maintaining the highest standards,” said Nielsen, “and that we are maximising our performance at the race track from a sporting perspective. Williams has a very talented team of people and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Symonds added; “Steve brings a wealth of experience of the sporting side of Formula One and will help us as a team as we aim to climb further up the Championship table. He has won World Championships in the past and knows what needs to be done on a sporting level for Williams to do this again. We have a talented and ever improving race team and with Steve on board we are well placed to make further operational gains next season.”

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One response to “Nielsen joins Williams in sporting manager role

  1. GeorgeK

    I have to ask: What does a “Sporting Director” direct? Please don’t say all things sporting!

    Heard this term used over the years but never understood the role.

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